“Above all, what I like is that an almond is an object with its own temporality. Almendra is the seed and the light, and it lives inside the shell which is like a small house, a space that contains the seed, that protects it. I wanted to explore the energy of almonds. The lamp is still a mechanical object, but in the near future I imagine a light fixture that opens and closes, which has its own mobility.”
Created by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Almendra is a modular lighting system with shapes and colours reminiscent of the almond tree from which it takes its name. An ambitious project in terms of design and materials and a synthesis of poetry, and sustainability achieved with the help of sublime design and cutting-edge technology.
The colours of nature
Patricia Urquiola has chosen a very natural colour palette inspired by the colours of the almond tree. Beautiful matt finishes such as Off-White, Nude, Ocher, Anthracite are completed with two metallic colours, Bay Blue Metallized and Lilac Metallized.
A synthesis of poetry, light and sustainability.
Almendra complies with the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) protocol and has been designed with sustainability in mind. Its petals and diffusers are made of a special polycarbonate that is derived from a by-product of paper production and no glue is used to assemble the product. Almendra can be completely dissasembled meaning that each part can be recycled.